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1 A Fabulous Kingdom: The Exploration of the Arctic
Officer, Charles and Jack Page

Oxford University Press, Incorporated New York, New York, USA 2001
Trade Paperback
Very Good+, No Dust Jacket
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall



Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

CE5 - A first edition advance readig copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound coy in tan wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A book about the quests to explore the arctic often in the form of misguided voyagers who were pushed beyond the limits of their knowledge, technology, and stamina. It is also about the eventual race for the North Pole. References, 209p. SCW05743 
Price: 11.00 USD
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2 All We Did Was Fly to the Moon
Lattimer, Dick

Whispering Eagle Press, The Alachua, FL, U.S.A. 1985
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
0961122803 / 9780961122805



F5 - Book has crease on the front left side and lower spine, wear on the sides of the spine and some edges, ligth discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. "All we did was FLY TO THE MOON" by the Astronauts, as told to Dick Lattimer. Foreword by James A. Michener. A mini history of America's manned moon program. Includes America's astronaut patches and callsigns. NF45AA 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 Anatomy of an Expedition
Menard, Henry W.

McGraw-Hill Book Company New York 1969
Hard Cover
Good, Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall



Ex-Library

S6 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ and book have library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), wrinkling, chipping, rubbing, discoloration, and shelf wear. EC17168BB 
Price: 7.00 USD
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4 Antarctica
Porter, Eliot

E. P. Dutton & Co. New York, New York, U.S.A. 1978
Hard Cover
Very Good, Good
Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
First Edition
0525055754 / 9780525055754



AL3 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has wrinkling, chipping, and a few tiny tears on some edges and corners, wrinkling and crease on the back bottom, some scratches on the back, discoloration, and normal shelf wear otherwise good. Book has some chipping, wear and some stains on the cover edges, foxing on the page edges, previous owner's inscription written on the bottom right corner of the front loose endpaper, discoloration, and shelf wear otherwise very good. Foreword by Walter Sullivan. EC7607BB 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Batavia's Graveyard
Dash, Mike

Crown Publishers, Inc. New York, New York, USA 2002
Hard Cover
Very Good-, Very Good
6.5"x9.5"
First American Edition
0609607669 / 9780609607664

Ex-Library

BX5 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. Stated first edition with a sequence of numbers appearing on the copyright page with the "1" present and no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in light green paper covered boards quarter bound in dark green paper with gold lettering and graphics on the spine with very, very light bumps on the bottom right corners of the boards plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Endnotes, bibliography, indexed, 381p. SCW10413 
Price: 6.00 USD
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6 Control Networks for the Galilean Satellites: November 1979
Davies, Merton E., Thomas A. Hauge, Frank Y. Katayama, and James A. Roth

Rand Corporation Santa Monica, California, USA 1979
Stappled Spine Trade Paperback
Good+, 
8.5"x11"

0833001973 / 9780833001979

Ex-Library

CB1 - A library rebound stappled spine trade paperback, in color illustrated black & white wraps sewn into library gray stiff boards with a paper title label pasted on front, some very, very light edge wear around the covering boards' outside edges, a patch of light surface chipping on the front board from a library label plus there is creasing of the original front and back covers towards their bottom edges, usual library labels and stamps on the front board cover, front and inside surface of the front original cover, back cover, and preface page. SCW08817 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Exploring the World
Davies, Stella

Roy Publishers, Inc. New York, New York, U.S.A. 1968
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Very Good-
5.25"x7.5"
2nd Printing




CE2 - DJ is mylar protected. A hard cover 2nd printing book in very good+ condition with a dust jacket in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in red textured paper covered boards with black lettering and graphics on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with some light label staining on the front fixed endpaper plus there is some very, very light yellowing of the outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light edge wear along the top and bottom edges which is heavier with some very, very light chipping along the top and bototm spine edges and the right corners plus some very light scattered overall rubbing and soiling. plus there is a small closed tear (about 0.25") on the top spine edge. A book that is a collection of retellings of the experiences of European explorers and travelers form the 13th century to the 19th century. The events depicted rane from the court of Kublai Khan during the first European visit to China by Marco Polo, the world of Mozambique when Vasco da Gama in the 16th century, the Hawaiian Islands when Captain Cook saw them in the 18th century, and the Africa experienced by David Livingstone. Illustrated with line drawn maps. 245p. SCW11640 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 From Argonauts to Astronauts: A History of Discovery
Obregon, Mauricio

Harper & Row, Publishers New York, New York, USA 1980
Hard Cover
Good+, Good+
6.5"x9.5"
First Edition
0060131934 / 9780060131937

Ex-Library

BX4 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. Stated first edition with a sequence of numbers appearing on the copyright page with the "1" present with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in tan cloth covered boards with dark brown lettering on the spine with minor overall shelf wear with some tape staining on the outside board surfaces and front and back free endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there is a tiny spot (much less than 0.25") of fraying at the bottom right corner of the front cover plus there are the usual library marks, stamps, and label on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page plus there is some very light soiling and yellowing on the outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear with some very light scattered soiling plus there is a library label on the spine plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A history of three great ages of discovery: the Ancient Greeks, the European Renaissance Explorations, and the late 20th century exploration of space. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps, and drawings. Bibliography, indexed, 205p. SCW10008 
Price: 5.00 USD
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9 Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition
Guttridge, Leonard F.

Berkley Books New York 2000
Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

0425176541 / 9780425176542



M4 - Book has black line mark on the barcode at the back, moderate discoloration (browning), and shelf wear otherwise very good. In July 1881, an expedition of twenty-five men set sail to establish a scientific base in the Arctic region of Lady Franklin Bay. Three years later only six returned... EC7068BB 
Price: 5.00 USD
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10 Gold, Glory, and the Gospel: The Adventurous Lives and Times of the Renaissance Explorers
Wright, Louis B.

Atheneum New York 1970
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition




BM3 - DJ and book have discoloration and light shelf wear. A distinguished historian recounts the adventurous lives and times of the Renaissance explorers, from Prince Henry the Navigator to Sir Walter Raleigh. EC16299BB 
Price: 7.00 USD
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11 Log of the Centurion
Heaps, Leo

Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. New York 1974
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
First American Edition


Ex-Library

H5 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has label on the lower spine, wrinkling, chipping, and crease on the edges and corners, some dust stains, inside flaps glued to the fixed endpapers, discoloration, and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has some rubbing on the cover edges, library marking on the top and bottom page edges, title page, and back loose endpaper with label and cardholder adhered, memorial plate adhered on the page before the half title page, moderate discoloration, and normal shelf wear otherwise very good. Based on the original papers of Captain Philip Saumarez on board HMS Centurion, Lord Anson's flagship during his circumnavigation 1740-44. EC8113BB 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Man and the Conquest of the Poles
Victor, Paul-Emile

Simon & Schuster New York, New York, USA 1963
Hard Cover
Good, Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First American Edition


Ex-Library

BU3 - A hard cover first Amercian edition withrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. Stated first printing with no additional printings indicated. A tigth, clean, sound copy in blue cloth covered boards with silver lettering and graphics on the spine and on the front and there are monochrome map pictoral endpapers with minor overll shelf wear plus there is very, very light bumping on the bottom right board corners plus there is some very light soiling on the outside paper edges plus there are the ussual library stamps and labels on the top and bottom outside paper edges, front freepaper, copyright page, and back free endpaper plus there is some tape staining on the front and back fixed endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there is some light edge wear along the right outside fixed endpaper edges from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there is some fading of the tinting on the top outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear primarily in the form of some light label staining and scattered surface chipping down near the bottom spine edge from a library label plus it is price clipped plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Translated by Scott Sullivan. A book about the exploration of the North and South poles beginning the Greek explorer Pytheas in the 4th century BCE. Illustrated with black and white photographs. By the author of "Apoutsiak, "My Eskimo Life," and "The Great Hunger." Indexed, 320p. SCW08893 
Price: 5.00 USD
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13 New Kentucky and The Great Decision
Charlton, Magdalene (Compiled by)

Chatham & Sterling Houston, Texas 1962
Stapled Booklet
Near Fine, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall





W4 - Book has light discoloration. Compiled by Magdalene Charlton for Spring Creek County Historical Association. EC17650BB 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Presidential Perspectives on Space Exploration: Guiding Metaphors from Eisenhower to Bush
Krug, Linda T.

Praeger New York 1991
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Printing
0275936120 / 9780275936129

Ex-Library

AM2 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has couple of labels on the lower spine, wrinkling on some edges and corners, inside flaps adhered to the fixed endpapers, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has library stamping on the top, front loose endpaper, and copyright page with label, couple of labels on the back loose endpaper, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Praeger Series in Political Communication. EC11940BB 
Price: 105.00 USD
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15 Results of the First United States Manned Orbital Space Flight, February 20, 1962


National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington, D.C. 1962
Soft Cover
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

B0007HWIAQ



E5 - Book has some wear, small tear and water spot on the bottom spine, wrinkling on the spine, some light crease, tanning on the spine, back, and front left side, crease on the foreword page, discoloration, and light shelf wear otherwise very good. "This document presents the results of the first United States manned orbital space flight conducted on February 20, 1962." EC5966BB 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 The Evening Star: Venus Observed
Cooper, Henry S., Jr.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, LLC New York, NY, U.S.A. 1993
Hard Cover
Very Good-, Very Good-
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
First Edition
0374150001 / 9780374150006

Ex-Library

CE5 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very, very light bumping at the right corners plus there is some very light fading on the top cloth edges plus there is some very light tape staining on the inside surfaces of the boards from where the dust jacket was taped down to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, title page, and inside surface of the back endpaper. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A book that examines the Magellan spacecraft voyage to Venus and its mapping of Venus from orbit that began in 1980. It examines the scientific issues the data revealed and the technical efforts and achievements accomplished. 274p. SCW06248 
Price: 4.00 USD
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17 The Militarization of Space: U.S. Policy, 1945-1984
Stares, Paul B.

Cornell University Press Ithaca, New York, USA 1985
Hard Cover
Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
First Edition
0801418100 / 9780801418105

Ex-Library

BX4 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with some light glue staining on the front and back fixed endpapers from where the dust jacket endflaps were glued to the boards plus there are the usual library marks, stamps, and label on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the copyright page plus there is some very, very light bumping to the top right corners of the boards plus there is some very, very light staining on the right outside paper edges. The dust jacket show only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Selected bibliography, endnotes, indexed, 334p. SCW13675 
Price: 7.00 USD
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The Travels of Marco Polo, Polo, Marco
18 The Travels of Marco Polo
Polo, Marco

Grosset & Dunlap New York 
Hard Cover
Very Good, Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall





A6 - A hard cover book in very good condition in a good condition dust jacket. Dust jacket is mylar protected., it has wrinkling, chipping, creases, tears and open tears on the top and bottom spine, and corners, some small tears with wrinkling and creases on some edges, less than an inch tear on the back top, corners of the inside flaps clipped, creases on the sides, discoloration, and light shelf wear. Book has wear on the edges, wrinkling on the spine edges, moderate discoloration, and shelf wear. Step by step, the incredible wonders that he related have been proven to be fact and now Marco Polo emerges in history not only as the first modern explorer, but as a writer whose flashes of vision have thrilled centuries of readers. 8.5"x 5.75". 340 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC5261BB 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Voyage to Greenland: A Personal Initiation into Anthropology
De Laguna, Frederica

W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. New York 1977
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
First Edition
0393064131 / 9780393064131



D4 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has bottom right corner of the front inside flap clipped, moderate discoloration (browning), and light shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has foxing on the page edges, previous owner's inscription written on the bottom right corner of the front loose endpaper, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. This is a story of a young woman in love with life and adventure, savoring everything new and strange, embarking on her chosen profession, and making the choice between marriage and a career. EC5769BB 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Water, the Source of Life


Scholastic Inc. New York 1996
Hard Cover
Good, No Jacket
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First American Edition
0590476505 / 9780590476508



AP5 - Book has some wrinkling on the spine edges, couple of light dent on the bottom, light soiling, transparent platic cover on the back, light soiling, and light shelf wear otherwise good. Complete illustrations with reusable vinyl stickers, and more. Water, the Source of Life is interactive-designed to be read, handled... fully experienced! EC4638BB 
Price: 10.00 USD
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